Two new leaders occupy the Saskatchewan Legislature and it appears one of them wants the other to go.
In a press conference from Saskatoon yesterday, Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili called on Premier Scott Moe to call for an election, noting he was only selected by a small number of voters to lead the party and province.
But Moe said Meili’s missing the point.
“The Saskatchewan Party had a strong mandate to govern in the 2016 election,” said Moe. “We’ve always said there will be a set election date every four years.
Not only did Moe say an election isn’t happening, he said it’s make no sense.
“I see no reason to put forward $20 or $25 million for a general election prior to that date (2020),” said Moe. “There’s never been any indication of anything other.”
When asked about the string of by-elections had and the ones coming for recently resigned MLA Kevin Doherty and potentially for former speaker Corey Tochor, Moe stated that’s even more reason to not call for an election.
He stated clearly these exits are not reflections of the electorate being disappointed of their elected representatives and is completely confident they will not be a catalyst for a snap election.